The parent (either of a separated pair) with whom a child or children do not live the majority of the time.
Other Word Forms of Noncustodial-parent
Noncustodial-parent Sentence Examples
The noncustodial parent has financial responsibility for the child and visitation rights.
The removal of the noncustodial parent or increased work hours for the custodial parent can cause separation anxiety, while the parents' emotional distress tends to be felt by babies, upsetting their own emotional balance.
By the early elementary grades, children are better able to handle separation from the noncustodial parent.
Their greater awareness of the divorce situation, however, may lead to elaborate and frightening fantasies of abandonment or of being replaced in the affections of the noncustodial parent.